There is a school for every student out there and that is what the student admissions program focuses on – finding the best path for the student based on their interests, attributes and career goals. This program starts with an in-depth interview with the student (parents are welcome as well) to begin figuring out a direction for the student. Through a series of online tools and assessments, your child can start to clarify their goals and learning styles. As the process progresses, students are guided through various deadlines, how internships can help, what types of activities the colleges that they are interested in will be looking for and finally one-on-one guidance through the application process itself. The Student Admissions program will guide your child through the process of preparing for college, figuring out which colleges are best suited to them, the application process itself and what to do when they need to decide where to go.
Financial Analysis and Planning
As many parents know, one of the largest prohibiting factors of going to college is money. How are families going to pay for college when the tuition is so high and only getting higher every year? Under the financial analysis and planning program, families are given a financial roadmap as to how they are going to pay for college for 4 years, taking into account factors such as financial aid, income, assets, taxes and other family considerations. Through this program, we calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) very closely in line with the number that is generated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We also provide an invaluable report consisting of a side-by-side comparison of the schools that your child has chosen to apply to and what that looks like in terms of the family’s specific financial situation. With all of this information at our fingertips, we build a step-by-step plan to pay for college to minimize any debt for the child or the family.
Financial Aid Forms
One of the most tedious and daunting parts of applying to college are filling out the financial aid forms. Whether families believe that they are going to get financial aid, families should always fill out the FAFSA. Why? A few reasons include finding out your EFC, the schools may need it for merit money and it can serve as a precursor to the CSS Profile. Under the Financial Aid Forms program, families are guided through the process of filling out the paperwork, gathering all the necessary documents and filing everything out on time. We also walk families through the negotiation and appeals process, if necessary. Filing the financial aid forms takes a lot of time, accuracy and patience to complete and submit the necessary paperwork correctly the first time. This program takes the stress and pressure off the parent.